Modern Families and the Law

New Mexico has always been emblematic of a diverse cross-section of our society. However, over the past 100 years, it has seen a dramatic shift in demographic and social perspectives that now challenge accepted legal norms and introduce new levels of complexity into family law matters. Influential Trends Trends have emerged in recent history that […]

The Importance of Choices and Autonomy in Legal Decision Making

Nobody likes being forced into a corner and feeling like they have no options or way out. Likewise, nobody likes feeling powerless as others make important life decisions for them. In the field of law, it is essential that clients are empowered to make informed choices as failing to do so can significantly impact the […]

What to do before filing for divorce

There are many steps that must be completed to successfully file for divorce. The ideal aim is for an amicable settlement to be reached in which both parties have the financial wherewithal and personal confidence to embark upon their new journey as single people. Couples with children will want to ensure they are protected from […]

Adopting a Child as a Single Parent

It is a fact of life that not all families are made up of a father, a mother and 2.4 children. Many people never meet their soulmate, get divorced prior to having children, are unable to have children or lose a partner. These si people may still yearn for a child of their own, and […]

How to Ensure Your Spouse Declares Their Wealth During a Divorce

Divorce is a stressful and expensive process, and one area that can quickly become contentious is the division of assets and financial responsibilities. In New Mexico, both parties are required to be completely transparent during financial disclosures. However, it is not uncommon for individuals to suspect that their spouse is not being entirely honest. New […]

How to Deal with an Absentee Parent’s Return

Life is prone to throwing unexpected curveballs, and one challenging situation that some divorced parents can encounter is the unexpected return of their absentee former spouse. Whatever the reason for their absence, the impact that it has on the custodial parent and their children can be dramatic. However, their return often causes a greater degree […]

Can Your Marriage Be Saved?

Marriage is not always easy. There are times when even the strongest couples question their relationship and its long-term viability. Children and the escalating cost of everyday essentials will put a strain on every relationship, and it often only takes a small additional stressor for life as a couple to feel overwhelming. Before you rush […]

Elder Law – How to Protect Your Aging Loved Ones

The field of “elder law” covers a multitude of situations, all of which aim to address the issues that one encounters toward the end of one’s life in an effort to increase the quality of life for senior citizens. “Elder Law” is not actual field of law but rather a nickname given to these set […]

Military Divorce – Special Considerations and Complications

The state of New Mexico is home to more than 14,000 active-duty service members [1], and over 9% of the state’s population is made up of military veterans. This is largely due to a strong military presence in the state courtesy of the military bases that many service people and their families call home. Service […]

The Unexpected Consequences of Divorce

Divorce is a major life event that reshapes the lives of a separating couple and can have wider implications for their social circles. While most people only consider the immediate impact of divorce, it is important to understand the potential unexpected consequences that often accompany it. Where did my friends go? When a couple separates, […]